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Cherry Chocolate Granola Bars

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Cherry Chocolate Granola Bars

2 cups quick oats (you can use gluten free)

1 3/4 cup rice cereal

1/4 cup flax meal

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 cup sliced almonds (or nut of your choice)

1/2 unsweetened shredded coconut

3 tablespoon chopped dried cherries, chopped

ADD:

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

6 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/4 cup local honey

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla paste

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper. Add the oats, cereal, flax meal, chia seeds, almonds, coconut and cherries in a large bowl and toss together. In a small saucepan bring the butter, brown sugar and honey to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla paste and sea salt. Pour the hot honey mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir till it is all mixed together. Add the chocolate chips and stir. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly. Using another sheet of parchment paper press the mixture down into the pan till it is even. Place in the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour and then cut into bars and wrap in wax paper. Keep in an airtight container till you eat.

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